Welcome, Ellie Inspired fans to the next stop on the
Back-to-School Blog Tour - Fall 2014!
Today's feature is...
Wowsers, this summer has flown by! I cannot believe school is right around the corner and this year is super exciting -- my oldest is heading to Kindergarten!!! EEEKS!
When Laura of Ellie Inspired invited me on her Back-to-School tour, I knew I'd be choosing a pattern for my 5 year old. My daughter loves to wear skirts so I chose the School Days Skirt. This pattern comes in sizes 1-16 and contains two options - ruffled or stripwork. I chose the ruffled version for my sassy diva. And I just happened to have some fabric laying around in her school colors (Go Cardinals)!!
(PS... after the gazillion photos, there is an awesome giveaway and sale -- don't miss it!)
|I added ric rac at the top of the ruffles for added interest|
with a black rolled hem for extra pop.
Let's go inside....
the pattern, that is :)
- Sizes 1-16
- Two versions are included: Ruffled or Stripwork
- Optional Playground shorts included
- Pattern Pieces: 6 printable pages (shorts only); all skirt measurements are in a cutting chart
- Tutorial: Easy to follow instructions with line drawings
- Charts included: Fabric Requirements, Sizing, Cutting Measurements, & Fabric Layout Diagram
- Beginner friendly pattern
|Standing proud in front of her new school!!!|
The cutting chart is easy to follow. Skirt construction is a breeze. The only change I made was I gathered my two ruffle pieces together (as if they were one) rather than separately like the tutorial instructs.
|LOVE that the shorts are included in the pattern.|
I made these using white knit from Purple Seamstress.
Ummm, yeah -- ^ this is why the shorts included are so supremely awesome!!! I decided to make my shorts out of knit for extra comfort. After finishing the skirt, I thought of using the Ellie Inspired Leggings pattern for a tighter fit next time. *note - I have no idea whether the leggings will work or not- but I will surely try!
My daughter is IN LOVE with her new skirt. She wore it again today for her Kindergarten Assessment and did a little twirl for the teacher. LOL
|School Tour -- Outfit (left) is Sweetheart (modified) Top by Little Lizard King|
and the Petunia Petal Pants (cropped) by Lilygiggle.
Of course my 3 year old could not understand why she didn't have a new outfit sooo.... baby girl got a turn in front of the camera. This girl makes me smile!
|Of course, it's slightly large on her :)|
|So I rolled the waist and untucked her tank top!|
I'm not sure if Kindergarten is ready for this sassy diva, but she sure is ready for Kindergarten!!
The Ellie Inspired Back-to-School Collection includes 6 NEW patterns for both boys and girls in sizes 1 - 16, 4 upgraded patterns, 1 accessory pattern, PLUS a FREE tote pattern with every purchase! The more you buy, the more you SAVE!!
Click HERE to start shopping!!
(Sale ends Friday, Aug 15th 11:59pm, CST)
Laura is donating a 3-pattern pack to one lucky reader!